Awards Shortlist 2021

Congratulations to the shortlisted entrants!

"The judges have been delighted by the high level of the entries in this year’s awards. It has been an exciting few weeks reviewing all the entries and it has been heartening to see the efforts organisations have made to support their staff and customers over the last 12 months. So, congratulations to those that have made the shortlist and we are looking forward to announcing the winners at 1pm on Thursday 24th June 2021 at the online ceremony."

Toni Graves, Global Head of Reward and Wellbeing, Allen & Overy


Best Covid-19 Company Response - External

  • 87%
  • Fortis Therapy & Training
  • Guide Dogs
  • Magnox 
  • UK Addiction Treatment Group





Best Covid-19 Company Response - Internal

  • Shell International
  • Cubico Sustainable Investments
  • Havas Group UK
  • HSBC Bank UK
  • NatWest Group
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • MVF
  • Northumbrian Water
  • Nuffield Health
  • Ogilvy UK
  • Pacific Life Re
  • Hiscox


Best Mental Health in the Workplace Strategy - Large Company

  • Capital One UK
  • Havas Group UK
  • MediaCom


Best Mental Health in the Workplace Strategy - Multinational Implementation

  • Accenture
  • Dunnhumby
  • Flywire
  • HSBC Group
  • Northern Trust

Best Mental Health in the Workplace Strategy: SME

  • Cubico Sustainable Investments
  • Jami
  • MVF
  • NAViGO Health and Social Care 

Best New Workplace Approach to Mental Health

  • Enginuity
  • Flywire
  • Guide Dogs
  • Northumbrian Water
  • TSB

Best Targeted Mental Health Initiative

  • Reward Gateway
  • Fertility Network UK
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Bloomberg 
  • Riders Minds 


Employee Network of the Year

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Capital One UK
  • Gymshark
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • MVF
  • Ogilvy UK
  • Shawbrook Bank
  • The Walt Disney Company

HR/D&I/Wellbeing Team of the Year

  • Northumbrian Water
  • Ogilvy UK
  • Reward Gateway
  • Swiss Re
  • Wave Utilities

Mental Health Campaign of the Year

  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Merkle UK
  • Northern Trust
  • GlaxoSmithKline

Mental Health Consultancy Award

  • Fortis Therapy & Training
  • Oakwood Training
  • Our Mind's Work 
  • Petros 

Product Impact Award

  • Chasing the Stigma
  • 87%
  • Peter Larkum Limited - Mentality
  • People Matter Technology 

COVID 19 - Unsung Hero

  • Beth Miles - Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
  • Dr Naeem Dalal - University Teaching Hospitals, Lusaka, Zambia
  • Little Book of Positivity - Forth Valley College
  • Piotr Skoczylas - Stol Coffee

Most Inspiring Employee of the Year

  • Lewis Cannon - Oliver Wyman
  • Rhianwen Condron - BAM Nuttall
  • Sam Dimond - Oliver Wyman
  • Samantha Treasure-Valentine - Johnson & Johnson
  • Tom Williams - ViiV Healthcare

Most Inspiring Mental Health Leader of the Year

  • Jane Austin - Wave Utilities
  • Kathryn Ward - Guide Dogs
  • Nancy Lengthorn - WPP and Mediacom
  • Ruth Pott - BAM Nuttall Ltd

Most Inspiring Senior Leader of the Year

  • Andy McAleese - Pacific Life Re
  • Audrey Boyd - Direct Line Group - Green Flag
  • Ted Moynihan - Oliver Wyman
  • Toni Dines - Boxtree Recruitment Limited

This Can Happen Future Leader Award

  • Kirsty McKnight - Oliver Wyman
  • Nikesh Arya - Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Sarah Greenwood - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Sarah Boddey, Senior VP, Northern Trust

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